Washington Elementary School and teacher Mary Kren used a $1,000 IEA SCORE grant to help fund costumes and set construction materials for the recent student production of High School Musical Jr. The musical starred fourth and fifth-graders from Washington School in Schiller Park School District 81. Approximately 100 students were involved in the production and performance.

Kren is a fifth-grade teacher at Washington. She also serves as dance choreographer for school musicals. The performance took place on March 9 at Lincoln Middle School in Schiller Park.